SINTEF Ocean Fisheries Technology
We are taking part in the development of the fishing fleet of tomorrow by contributing to achieve sustainable utilization of marine resources in a way that is profitable for the fisherman. This mean developing more efficient fishing methods, gear, and ways to better utilize the catch.
Flume tank in Hirtshals
The core products in our flume tank are research projects and commercial testing of trawls and trawl doors. Numerous trawls have over the years been tested here, and fishermen and net manufacturers have learned to optimize the use of their gear. Also most new developments and selectivity devises have had a round in the flume tank before they went to sea, for the final tests.
MEESO shall uantify the spatio-temporal distributions of biomass, production and ecosystem role of mesopelagic resources and assess options to sustainably manage and govern their exploitation.
Decision support for fishing vessels based on marine ecosystem models and fishery data
FishGuider will increase the income and reduce the costs related to catch of pelagic fish species such as herring, cod and capelin. This will be achieved by development and validation of new theory for fish migration and a novel guidance system for fishing companies.
CoolFish will develop technologies and concepts for more integrated, energy-efficient and climate friendly cooling, freezing and heating onboard fishing vessels. It will also increase the knowledge transfer between research and industry, both nationally and internationally.
SUMMER H2020 Kick-off meeting
SUMMER is an EU H2020 research project with 22 partners from all over Europe. SINTEF Ocean is one of the partners of the project, which is coordinated by AZTI in Spain. The project had its kick-off meeting in Bilboa, Spain, from 24th to 26th of September last year. The kick-off meeting was a partly joint meeting together with MEESO, another EU-H2020 project funded to study the mesopelagic challenges.
The DataBio project starts trials of 26 bioeconomy pilots
The development of a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe is expected to get a big boost from Big Data technologies thanks to a project co-funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Fisheries
SINTEF Ocean participates in a European research project called SMARTFISH H2020, coordi-nated by SINTEF Ocean in Norway, which aim is to develop technological solutions to an ef-ficient, compliant and environmentally sustainable fishing sector